Kirk Slinkard’s Hacker article was an eye-opener for me. His observations are, as always, spot-on, and his sample patches (below) are right on the money. When I loaded his patches I immediately appreciated the sense of verisimilitude that Kirk was shooting for.
Kirk’s SQ80 patch passes the clav wave though with little modification. But I was immediately attracted to his ESQ patch, which employs the “hidden” pulse wave feature of the E/SQ series.
With characteristic self-deprication, Kirk writes “I wouldn't bother with the ESQ patch”, but the techniques he used in his ESQ patch got me to thinking along lines that helped me developed the “Premium Freebie” of the clav shootout bank. (more about this later...)